Celebrating Coventry’s Diversity
Our festival is about celebrating the best of Coventry’s heritage, and we couldn’t do that without its people. 2021 will be the 27th Anniversary of the festival.
Due to the Covid Roadmap from the Government the programme for PIF has had to be changes. There will not be a Launch event on Saturday 19th June. The Craft and Food Fair and the Community Information Fair have been moved to 4th September 2021.
The Festival will run from 1st June to 30th September and this extended period will allow for both online and in person events.
Positive Images Outline Programme 2021
June 2021 to December 2021
Workshop Programme for Coventry Welcomes Festival
2.00pm – 3.30pm Wednesday 16th June. Putting the Flags out for Coventry Welcomes. Zoom Workshop with Kate Hills and Emilie Lauren Jones
11.00am – 12.30pm Thursday 17th June. Blackout Poetry. Zoom Workshop with Theo Ionnou and Emilie Lauren Jones
1pm onwards Sunday 20th June Positive Images Festival Monthly Poetry Workshop for Coventry Welcomes Week led by Emilie Lauren Jones via Youtube link
7.30pm – 10.30pm Saturday 31st July. Multicultural Concert of Music and Dance Ukrainian Hall
Summer Celebration and Craft and Food Fair and Community Information Fair
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 4th September. Broadgate
7pm – 10.00pm Tin Music and Arts (tbc) date (tbc)
Positive Images Peace Festival Poetry Competition
Runs 1st September to 30th September
Readings and Awards Ceremony
1.00pm – 4.00pm Saturday 13th November Poetry Readings and Awards Ceremony Hope Centre, Hillfields (tbc)
What’s on offer spans genres, from poetry readings, drama, music, literature, contemporary art exhibitions, food and more — and embraces diversity in all its forms.
It is the culmination of 12 months of hard work by the volunteers behind the Positive Images Festival, which is what makes our work so unique.
But it doesn’t stop there for us – we hold other community events throughout the calendar, too.
Every year, talent from the many, many different communities who share our great city step into the spotlight, showcasing the best of what Coventry has to offer in its diversity.
Our events are a chance to meet people from the community, to taste food, art and ideas from around the world.
Because volunteers organise everything from the line-up to the bunting, the Positive Images Festival simply wouldn’t exist without its people.
In 2019, 17,000 of you attended the annual festival. Looking forward to seeing you next time.
Download a copy of the 2019 Programme (PDF)